Friday, 6 September 2013

Can You Really Lose Weight Fasting - Eat Stop Eat?

This afternoon after having a great lunch [but unhealthy ] at a restaurant with couple of my old buddies, I came back to my home and I finished reading Brad Pilon's Eat-Stop-Eat ebook, an intermittent fasting course  for weight loss.

I bought this book last year but didn't bother to read it at all. Last week I got updated copy (version 3) and saved it on my Ipad as a priority read. [I don't know how many unread books I have on my PC!)

Let's face it, if you're on a mission to lose weight then you've probably tried a number of methods to get rid of those ugly and unwanted extra pounds. But since we're all human, we often find that the traditional ways of approaching a weight loss regimen may not work for us.

For the most part, trying to lose weight by reducing our daily intake of calories and increasing our physical output by increasing our amount of exercise just isn't a "sexy" way to lose weight.

Infomercial Miracle Scams!

Every time you turn on the television you're likely to be bombarded with diet commercials touting the next big thing in weight loss. All of those images make it even more difficult for us to avoid the "miracle" shortcuts and turn to something much more traditional for getting our weight under control.

With that understood, we need to look beyond the glitzy presentations and consider that we might be better served by something that is very traditional for weight control. Instead of trying to "melt away the pounds" with the latest diet supplement, why not attempt to lose weight fasting?

According to a study presented at an American Heart Association conference by researchers in Utah, fasting could possibly even reduce the risk of heart disease. While there more information may be needed to validate the beneficial effects of fasting on heart health, it should come as no surprise that a proper plan of meal control could mean that the average person can lose weight fasting.

Fasting has been around for a long, long time. As I said, it isn't exactly a sexy way to lose weight, but it certainly might prove to be very effective for many people. The fact is, no amazing supplement or miracle pill alone I know of is going to be as effective at helping us reduce our intake of calories than simply taking control of our own diets and meal planning and simply cutting back on the amount of food we eat.



For some, it is difficult to cut back significantly on an individual meal basis, but they can have success when they lose weight fasting by skipping meals on a pre-planned schedule. For instance, some choose to skip a meal every other day rather than to reduce their overall caloric intake at all meals. Clearly it is possible to lose weight fasting in this way, because for some dieters it may give them a psychological advantage over simply eating smaller meals at every meal time.

If you want to lose weight fasting, you'll first want to consult with a medical professional to ensure that your basic dietary needs are met and that you're losing weight in a safe and healthy manner. By choosing to take advantage of an experienced medical opinion to help you plan your progress, you're going to make certain that your weight loss program will be as effective as it can be while protecting your overall fitness and health. Remember that proper nutrition is essential to a healthy life, and making major changes to your eating habits shouldn't be done without professional advice.

What I'm going to do now?

Recall what I said in the first paragraph? I ate  high fat lunch + high carb desert [it was yummy anyway!] Probably I ate full day worth of calories in a single meal. So, I'll skip tonight's dinner; for tomorrow's breakfast I'll have protein shake. In other words I'm not going to eat any solid food for next 24 hours which will compensate today's excess calories. [will update my experiment soon]

And finally, I recommend that you get a copy of Eat-stop-Eat ebook. It is written by handsome (!) nutritionist and fitness model, so worth reading and studying